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November 2008

Medical Student Perspectives: The Match: What You Need to Know

In a few months the time will come for all students applying for residency to come up with a list of programs they like. These will be entered into a national database, which will then undergo a seemingly complicated algorithm in order to produce a list of applicants whose preferences are matched as faithfully as possible with those of the programs. This process is called the match, and here we will demystify its various elements in order to give students a better idea of how to get the most out of the system.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Esther Nash, MD

If you had to choose the one person of the roughly 6,000 people working in the Independence Blue Cross building in downtown Philadelphia who believed in their job the most, there is a good chance it would be Esther Nash, MD.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been fortunate to have an ACP student chapter since 1994. Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP serves as our chapterís faculty advisor and ensures continuity in leadership in a chapter that changes student officers from outgoing to incoming second-year students every academic year.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Targeting The HSP90 Co-chaperone CDC37 Causes Growth Arrest And Sensitizes Prostate Cancer Cells To Chemotherapy And Radiation

Prostate cancer affects over 200,000 men each year and nearly 30,000 will die of their disease. While early-stage prostate cancer is highly treatable, there are very few options for men who present with metastatic disease.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology

From the Latin word intervenire, "to come between" Interventional Cardiology is the branch of Cardiology responsible for catheter-based interventions in the management of ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and acquired valvular disease.

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Advocacy Brief: Enroll in ACPís Key Contact Program

ACPís continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends on year-round grassroots efforts from the Collegeís more than 5,600 Key Contacts.

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Students: Join ACP for Free

Benefits of Membership for Students: ACP's free Medical Student Membership includes benefits designed especially to meet students' needs.

Join Now: Sign-up today and begin enjoying the benefits of ACP Medical Student Membership.

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